Tuesday, November 20, 2007

County Roads, take me home...

So really I took a plane, but there are a lot of country roads here in the midwest. On a whim (and cheap $250 tickets), Colton, Christopher and I hopped on a plane to visit my family in the midwest for Thanksgiving and to give a proper send off to my *baby* brother. This weekend he is leaving the nest and moving into his first apartment. Today we went to thrift stores to see what kind of stuff we could find to fill his one bedroom bachelor pad. John is venturing out into the true workforce as a police officer for a little town in Iowa.
Congratulations John, we're proud of you!

And of course I couldn't do a blog without a couple of funny pictures of the boys! Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

1. No sleep the night prior
2. Some animal tearing apart trash and slewing it all over the yard.
3. Possibly eating $250-500 in a remodeling issue
4. Cell phone possibly(probably) stolen, being used by someone else.
5. Teething baby
6. Fight with husband where I act like a crazy person and take all frustration out on him. (In which he is responsible for none of it and doesn't deserve.)
7. Crying in front of the contractor. (Thankfully he is a good friend and had some good advice)
8. Teacher conferences.
9. Deep and sincere apologies to husband (most likely to include and back or foot massage).
10. Puffy, tired eyes and headache.

Dear blog friends,
I truly hope that you don't take my ranting as mere whining (because truly that's what it is). So I apologize to you if you were looking for cute kid pictures and my witty banter. But here is hope and wisdom:

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT

Or as Scarlett O'Hara said, "Tomorrow is another day"

Thursday, November 01, 2007

May the force be with you

Just a quick post to share our halloween costumes and pumpkin carving. We stopped at a few neighbors and co-workers and then had a great time at the Fall Famtastic.

Baby YodaI can believe I am wearing this. I will get my parents back someday.
Boba Fett (Star Wars)Sampson and Delilah
This wig is just way too funny. I love you Jesse for doing this for me!
The pre-halloween outfit. I didn't figure I could get away with him wearing it any other day!Colton loved scooping out the "brains"Christopher just wanted to chew on it!